A poem for Valentines Day
Unrequited Love You occupy my thoughts most of the day You, who are so exemplary, tucked alongside painted colours andContinue Reading
How does AI learn? A lot like we do, it turns out.
From making guesses and getting corrected to getting a reward for good results, the training methods used to make neural more effective take a page from human education.
TikTok could just be poisoning us
As TikTok gains widespread popularity, people are starting to realise the dark side of the platform.
How the arrest of one man spiraled Culiacan into horror and bloodshed
The arrest of “El Ratón,” the son of notorious and now incarcerated kingpin El Chapo, has sparked a surge of violence as various criminal organizations fight for his release. The police described the arrest as a “forceful blow” to organized crime, but since then, there has been more bloodshed and strife.
The ever growing dilemma of immigration of young Albanians to the UK.
In contrast to the problems of immigration rising around the world, two countries are in the spotlight of this crisis.Continue Reading
Disney’s animated film Strange World is another take on a familiar story, but that’s not a bad thing
Intergenerational arguments, a big wide world to explore, relatives who want the family to stay safe. The new take on a very ‘Moana’ like plot has received a lot of backlash from right wing media for being too ‘woke’ or for being too predictable but come on, it’s a kids movie.
Jai Paul: the mainstream artist that never came to be
A promising new artist suddenly vanished from the spotlight when all of his work was stolen and leaked.
YouTube’s new policy leaves many creators wondering if the platform will continue to be a reliable source of income
The company has retroactively demonetized many creator’s for not living up to its latest content guidelines
How Netflix’s “The Glory” mirrors an uncomfortable reality
The popular series from South Korea portrays a victim who plans to get revenge against the juvenile delinquents who bullied her in high school.
After a decade absence, Japanese city pop legend Tatsuro Yamashita is back with a new optimistic album
After a long hiatus, Tatsuro Yamashita’s 14th studio album Softly lives up to expectations and is a joy to listen to. The King of City pop, known for his smooth, melodic, and soothing songs, is back.
RM’s Indigo is a lyrical masterpiece
The BTS member describes his internal struggles about his identity on his solo debut album
Mentioning of LGBTQ+ becomes forbidden among Russians, possibly leading to criminal liabilities
What the Russian government calls “sodomy, sins and darkness” are being fought, while teenagers are feeling lost and scared of expressing themselves.
Oligarchs in opposition to Putin are suspiciously dying off
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, vast numbers of Russian Officials have died gruesome and untimely deaths, one after the other.
Artificial intelligence is changing the way writing is taught
OpenAI’s ChatGPT can write B-level middle school essays quicker than you can read.
Graphic nonfiction, This Place: 150 Years Retold, reveals key milestones in Indigenous history in Canada
Let’s get on a time machine and travel through the past 150 years in the Indigenous community to gain some eye-opening experiences from this anthology.
New biography sheds light on J Dilla, the man who forever influenced the hip-hop world.
The late James Dewitt’s specific way of programming his MPC 3000 led him to invent a new way of producing beats, and become one of the most critical producers in hip-hop.
AI art generators are making some artists insecure about their own career prospects
While one artist who spoke to 8forty dislikes AI and how it’s trained, another thinks it’s a useful tool for artists to build upon and use to improve their skills.
Incest… in anime?! Why?
Japanese anime is using incest as a trope to build plot and character, but also just to draw an audience.
Is Marvel going the right way?
A lot of fans are complaining that Marvel is trying too much to be politically correct in 2022. However, are those efforts the real problem?
The Hans Niemann chess defamation lawsuit may be a long and uncertain battle
When the world’s most highly rated chess player and the world’s most popular chess website appears united in suggesting that Niemann cheated, the controversial upstart took them both to court.